- Dec 14, 2019
Although he’s now nearing the mandatory retirement age of 75, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, was a young pup when he was first named a bishop almost 30 years ago, which means he’s seen a lot of water under the bridge.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna announced he has prostate cancer, will undergo surgery in May and will be out of public view for several weeks.
The Austrian bishops’ conference is the most recent Catholic institution to say it will divest from fossil fuels.
After the first round of voting in the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops, it’s become clear that this is Pope Francis’s event — his people, his rules, his approach.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that in his view, whether the Church could ordain women as deacons remains an “open question.”
On the clerical sexual abuse scandals, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, says the Church has had to learn the truth of Jesus’ saying in the Gospel: “The truth will set you free.”